Waiting in the Wings for the Curtain to Rise
In 2003, when she was just 15 years old, Ohoude Khadr decided to become a professional opera singer. With the assistance of the Sawiris Foundation, she has achieved her dream.
While Ohoude was exposed to fine music in her home, it wasn’t until 2000, when her school — the German School in Alexandria — hosted the regional competition for the Jugend musiziert competition, that her imagination was set on fire. The Jugend musiziert competition promotes amateur musicians and young people with professional musical ambitions. Ohoude’s family hosted a Turkish pianist for the competition and accompanied her to rehearsals and other events, allowing the budding opera singer to suddenly glimpse new horizons.